The number of COVID-19 cases in Oakland increased over the weekend. As of Sunday, 430 Oakland residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Alameda County reports 1,498 positive cases and 52 deaths.
Last week, Oakland Voices reported that two-thirds of positive COVID-19 cases in the Town are in East Oakland.
Oakland artists, activists create masks for community safety
Since Alameda County Public Health Department required face coverings in person, Oakland activists and artists are making masks to ensure we stay safer during the COVID-19 pandemic, Oakland Voices correspondent Kat Ferreira reports. Also, Mask Oakland also explains N95 masks.
Oakland Police arrest two unhoused outreach workers
Oakland Police arrested two volunteers serving unhousing residents at encampments, last Thursday night. Police arrested one man at gunpoint. He was cited and released. Police later said it was a case of mistaken identity.
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Every Monday and Thursday, Rasheed Shabazz and Momo Chang produce the Oakland ‘Rona Roundup, COVID-19 related stories impacting the Town.